Gullen Range Wind Farm
Gullen Range Wind Farm is an operational wind farm in the Southern Tablelands of NSW, Australia. It is owned by New Gullen Range Wind Farm Pty Ltd (NGRWF).
The wind farm consists of 73 turbines and produces 165.5MW of renewable power in ideal wind conditions.
On an average day it produces enough energy to power in excess of 60,000 average homes.
By 2020, Gullen Range Wind Farm will have saved 3 million tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions compared to conventional power generation.
Stretching from north to south, the wind farm measures 22km, approximately centred on the locality of Bannister, 11km South of Crookwell and 32km north west of Goulburn.
Please feel free to contact us if you would like further information, or if you would like to provide feedback or lodge a complaint about the wind farm.
According to the Australian Energy Market Commision (AEMC), electricity prices are forecast to fall over the next two years as more renewable generation, such as wind and solar, comes online. Find out more about the AEMC’s report by clicking here.
We’ve installed 30 nest boxes in an area set aside for habitat conservation on the wind farm called the Compensatory Habitat Package area. Although nest boxes are not the same as natural tree hollows, they can still be an essential substitute for many animal species that rely on tree hollows for nesting and shelter. Did you know that in Australia, it is estimated that 303 native vertebrate species use hollows! These species include 83 mammals, 114 birds, 79 reptiles and 27 amphibians (Gibbons and Lindenmayer, 2002). Read more about our nest boxes and the work we are doing to improve the conservation value of our Compensatory Habitat Package area in the media release below. This 123-hectare area, equivalent to more than 123 football fields, is a requirement of the wind farm’s project approval to make up for the 35 hectares of land impacted by the construction of the wind farm.
Gullen Range Wind Farm was very proud to sponsor both the Crookwell Men’s Services Bowling Club’s Annual Triples Tournament and the Crookwell Services Women’s Bowling Club’s District Fours Tournament. You can find out more about the Triples Tournament in the Crookwell Gazette’s article here.
Gullen Range Wind and Solar Farm were excited to recently host twenty students from Goulburn High School. During their tour of Australia’s first hybrid wind and solar farm, the students also had the opportunity to explore inside the base of one of our wind turbines and see 42,000 solar panels up close! The pupils were really engaged and asked our engineers some great questions. Check out a photo of their visit here.